Spring 2021 Updates

In this section:

  • UROP Information

UROP Information  

UROP is an integral part of an MIT education, and the Institute will make UROP and other experiential learning opportunities available to undergraduate students. See the IAP and Spring UROP pages for details on lab-access for UROPs note the updates below. Remote UROPs will continue to be an option for both students living on and off campus in spring 2021.

Updated February 2, 2021 

  • Spring lab access. Undergraduates invited back to campus for spring 2021 and living in MIT housing (including FSILG Pilots) may be authorized for lab access for in-person UROPs. Research must meet all safety and public health requirements and can be conducted within the confines of MIT’s limited campus constraints. The student must meet all requirements for in-person UROPs, including securing approval from the faculty sponsor/PI and the Student Covid Access Request Team. Before adding UROP students to the Exercise B spreadsheet, faculty supervisors must first contact student-car@mit.edu.
  • UROP for seniors living off-campus: Seniors living off-campus and in good standing with all Covid Pass testing and health monitoring requirements are eligible for in-person UROP work.  Per MIT’s senior administration, this is extended only to seniors in their second/final term who must stay current with twice-a-week testing, daily health attestation, and other Institute requirements, to maintain access.  Research must meet safety and public health requirements and is conducted within limited campus constraints. Approval must be secured from the faculty sponsor/PI and the Student Covid Access Request Team. Before adding senior UROP students to the Exercise B spreadsheet, faculty supervisors must first contact student-car@mit.edu.  Please see the Spring 2021 section for information on important dates. 
  • Virtual UROPs conducted outside the US.  Students doing UROP work outside of the US may only participate for academic credit; hourly pay is not possible. 

    Please note the following:
    • Work to be continued abroad in Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, the Crimea region of Ukraine, China (including Hong Kong), Russia, or Saudi Arabia will require review by MIT’s remote international appointment team. Projects in Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, or the Crimea region of Ukraine may not continue until the remote appointment team review has been conducted.

To request in-person UROP lab access

  • UROP supervisor should email the following info to student-car@mit.edu (with cc to PI):
    • Student’s first and last name
    • MIT ID#
    • MIT email address
    • Building for which lab access is requested
  • UROP student should submit a UROP proposal in the application system, if they have not already done so. An active UROP proposal will need to be in the system before eligibility can be confirmed.
  • Student COVID Access Request Review Team checks for COVID Access
    • If student is eligible for lab access campus:
      • Supervisor and PI are informed that the student is approved for lab access
      • Only after the Review Team issues an approval, PI (or the DLC AO) adds the student to the Exercise B spreadsheet
      • AO uploads Exercise B spreadsheet to grant access
    • If student is ineligible for lab access, supervisor will be notified.

If you have any questions about UROP processes, please contact UROP Staff at (617) 253-7306, urop@mit.edu

Fall 2020 Updates

In this section:

  • MechE Fall 2020 Course Overview
  • MechE Fall 2020 Student FAQ
  • MIT Fall 2020 FAQ
  • Grading Policy for Fall 2020
  • Fall Housing Updates

MechE Fall 2020 Subject Descriptions

The following document provides an in-depth overview of the MechE course offerings for Fall 2020, whether they have required in-person components, optional in-person components, or are fully remote.

MechE Fall 2020 Subject Descriptions

MechE Fall 2020 Student FAQ

The following document will be regularly updated with frequently asked questions regarding Fall 2020:

MechE Fall 2020 Student FAQ

MIT Fall 2020 FAQ

The Institute has prepared the following comprehensive FAQ for students regarding Fall 2020:

MIT Fall 2020 FAQ

Grading Policy for Fall 2020

On July 17, Rick L. Danheiser, Chair of the MIT Faculty sent the following email outlining the grading policy for the fall semester:

Grading Policy for Fall 2020

Fall Housing Updates

On July 18, Suzy Nelson Vice President & Dean for Student Life sent the following email regarding Fall updates and the Student Housing Assistance Review Process (SHARP): 

Fall updates and the Student Housing Assistance Review Process (SHARP)

 

 


Undergraduate Updates

In this section:

  • MIT Now: Undergraduate Students Page
  • MechE Specific Updates
  • Contact

MIT Now: Undergraduate Students Page

For the most up-to-date information on issues related to undergraduate students, please visit the following page:

MIT Now: Undergraduate Students Page

MechE Specific Updates
This page will be updated with important updates specific to MechE undergraduate students.

Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jared Embelton, Academic Administrator for MechE’s Undergraduate Office at jarede@mit.edu


Graduate Updates

In this section:

  • MIT Now: Graduate Students Page
  • MechE Specific Updates

MIT Now: Graduate Students Page

For the most up-to-date information on issues related to graduate students, please visit the following page:

MIT Now: Graduate Students Page

MechE Specific Updates
This page will be updated with important updates specific to MechE graduate students.

Contact

If you have any questions, please reach out to Leslie Regan, Academic Administrator for MechE’s Graduate Office at lregan@mit.edu


International Students

In this section:

  • International Students Office
  • MechE Specific Updates

International Students Office

For the most up-to-date information on issues related to international students, please visit the following page:

MIT International Students Office

MechE Specific Updates
This page will be updated with important updates specific to MechE international students


Remote Learning

In this section:

  • Remote Learning Website
  • Zoom Guide

Remote Learning Website

Visit the Institute’s best practices for students to help them transition to online learning:

Remote Learning Website

Zoom Guide

  • MIT has obtained a license for Zoom, a video conferencing service, that is available to all MIT faculty, students, staff, and affiliates that are engaged in or supporting MIT’s teaching and learning activities. Zoom enables video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom users may hold a virtual webinar or meeting and share files or use screen sharing to show presentations, applications, or other web sites. MIT faculty and staff may conduct meetings of up to 500 people and other members of the MIT community may conduct meetings of up to 300 people.
  • Access to Zoom is available via https://mit.zoom.us and MIT community members can access the service by authenticating through Touchstone.
  • IS&T offers 24x7 community support for Zoom. Faculty and course instructors who need help facilitating remote classes can send mail to teachremote@mit.edu or call 617-324-3578 (617-32-HELP-U). MIT community members who have questions or need assistance using Zoom can contact the IS&T Service Desk.
  • This Google document provides a comprehensive guide for students to connect and attend classes via Zoom: Zoom Guide for Students

Research Updates

In this section:

  • Campus Operations and Lab Safety
  • Research Updates
  • Research Ramp-up Instructions
  • Working on Campus FAQ

Campus Operations and Lab Safety

Please visit our page on campus operations and lab safety for details on campus access, policies, and how to conduct research safely: [link to page]

Research Updates

For all updates on research policies, please visit the following page:

MIT Covid-19 Research

Research Ramp-up Instructions

Working on Campus FAQ

As some members of our community prepare to return to campus, the below FAQs offer guidance from MIT Medical, MIT Human Resources, MIT Facilities, and MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T). While this guidance is initially meant to inform the return of research staff starting on June 15, 2020, it will apply broadly to all staff, faculty, and students as they return to campus.

Returning to work on campus FAQ


Health and Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. Please utilize the following resources:


Staying Connected

In this section: 

  • MechE Undergrad Slack Channel
  • MechE Community

MechE Undergrad Slack Channel

The MechE Undergrad Slack Channel is also active and you can join through the following link: https://join.slack.com/t/mecheundergrad-mit/shared_invite/zt-eygwcvfr-S2NT2XTg2khueP0nMeSDGg .

MechE Community

If you have an update or experience you’d like to share with the wider MechE community, please email. mecomms@mit.edu .